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Board: Birth Control 03-04-2011, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,951
Posted By frankieswife
Re: Have 3 days left of my regular pills, condom broke

You are on the pill so that is a good backup for the condom breaking. The pill should work if you have been taking it correctly, so try not to worry-that will just delay your period and make you...
Board: Orthopedic 02-25-2011, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,722
Posted By frankieswife
Re: Which Specialist??

I would suggest an Orthopedic specialist. A podiatrist is like you said for your feet. It would be good just to get some scans xray, MRI to check it out because it isnt right to be living in pain. ...
Board: Pregnancy-Teen 02-23-2011, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,867
Posted By frankieswife
Re: i hope im not pregant. help?!

Typically young women have irregular periods, and there are other causes of your period being late besides pregnancy such as stress. Based on what you said, how you had sex using a condom and he...
Board: Pregnancy-Teen 02-15-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,865
Posted By frankieswife
Re: Could I Be Pregnant?

I understand you must be confused, and it is easy to get confused with this stuff because everyone's body reacts differently to pregnancy or even to hormones. The pills should have been effective,...
Board: Pregnancy-Teen 02-15-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,865
Posted By frankieswife
Re: Could I Be Pregnant?

While you are on birth control, it is still possible you are pregnant and I say that because you had unprotected sex. The chances are small based on the story you gave but it is possible. But of...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 02-13-2011, 05:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,329
Posted By frankieswife
Re: Tonsillectomy

hi, I had my tonsils out in 2005 when I was 18 so I can sympathize with you. I had the problem with throwing up too the day of my surgery and then a few weeks later from the medicine, I know it's...
Board: Birth Control 02-10-2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,674
Posted By frankieswife
Re: question about breasts & birth control

It is common for your breasts to grow while on birth control pills, as well as the lumps you feel. Women will often develop cysts in their breasts while on birth control pills that either stay or...
Board: Shoulder / Rotator Cuff Problems 02-08-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,755
Posted By frankieswife
Re: Shoulder Problem

If the pain hasn't gone away for 3 days, well more now I would say definitely see your doctor. It is affecting your daily life (working) and at this point lifting things or putting excess pressure...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 02-08-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,705
Posted By frankieswife
Re: Questions about knee replacement recovery

Hello, I am a PTA so I have patients who have had total knee replacement surgery all the time. After the 3 days (or more depending on the patient's pre/post surgical status, if they have pre...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 02-07-2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,460
Posted By frankieswife
Re: Tonsillectomy~Day 14 relapse of pain

I know how you feel-when I had my tonsils out sometimes it felt like there was not end to the pain in sight, like I would not ever be able to eat normal food again without pain but that isn't true. ...
Board: Women's Health 02-05-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 871
Posted By frankieswife
Re: Abnormal period on birth control

This is a common thing that happens when you first start new birth control pills. The same thing happened to me. I had spotting between periods for the first 3 months, nausea and my periods weren't...
Board: Women's Health 02-05-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 577
Posted By frankieswife
Re: expired test

I agree with Laura, you should take another test. Not reading pregnancy tests within the alotted time specified on the box is a common cause of a false positive test due to the evaporation line.
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 02-03-2011, 04:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,726
Posted By frankieswife
Re: Care after adult tonsillectomy?

I was 18 (I'm 24 now but it's still fresh in my mind)when I got my tonsils and adenoids taken out. I had a lot of pain following the surgery, and a ton of swelling. I required a lot of care (from...
Board: Pregnancy-Teen 02-03-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 733
Posted By frankieswife
Re: late period

Stopping birth control can affect your periods, however if you haven't had your period in a few months, I would suggest taking a pregnancy test. Usually you should get your period the next month...
Board: Pregnancy-Teen 02-03-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,029
Posted By frankieswife
Re: unsafe periods

The general rule while it can vary, is that you ovulate 14 days after the 1st day your period begins. So if your period starts on the 1st of the month for example, you are likely to ovulate on the...
Board: Birth Control 02-03-2011, 04:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 872
Posted By frankieswife
Re: Recently sexually active

I understand why you don't want to get on birth control, but it is a good idea to get on some form of birth control in addition to using condoms. Condoms prevent STDs of course (and pregnancy)...
Board: Birth Control 02-03-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,268
Posted By frankieswife
Re: symptoms after stopping birth control

It takes your body awhile to get back to its normal pre-birth control state because while on the pill you were of course putting all of those extra hormones into your body everyday. Everyone reacts...
Board: Pregnancy-Teen 01-30-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,719
Posted By frankieswife
Re: dont know what it is, help please.

False positives on a pregnancy test are rare and usually due to an expired test, or improper reading of the test. Basically, a pregnancy test detects whether or not the pregnancy hormone hCG is...
Board: Birth Control 01-30-2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,016
Posted By frankieswife
Re: is it possible to get pregnant while on sugar pill?

I think it is important to remember that birth control pills aren't 100% effective in preventing pregnancy, so it is possible to get pregnant during any part of the pack if you don't take the pills...
Board: Pregnancy-Teen 01-30-2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,719
Posted By frankieswife
Re: dont know what it is, help please.

The stress definitely can play a role in your period being late, and sometimes women will psych themselves up to thinking they are pregnant so much that every little symptom they attribute to...
Board: Pregnancy-Teen 01-29-2011, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,719
Posted By frankieswife
Re: dont know what it is, help please.

Hi, depending on when in your monthly cycle you took Plan B, it can certainly cause your period to be late (or even early), while with some women it doesn't affect their periods at all. While it...
Board: Women's Health 01-27-2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 646
Posted By frankieswife
Re: How to avoid UTI infections

Cranberry juice is good for preventing UTIs. Also, once the 30 mins is up, make sure you use the restroom and clean up down there well. A few things that increase your risk for a UTI besides not...
Board: Birth Control 01-27-2011, 03:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,193
Posted By frankieswife
Re: Contraceptive pills

I am on Orthotricyclen, it has cleared my face up a lot and it doesn't really give me mood swings that much-once in awhile I will just cry for no reason at all, light periods lasting 4 days. In high...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 01-21-2011, 05:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,055
Posted By frankieswife
Re: Questions for people who had Tonsillectomy

please try to answers any or all if possible.


1.What symptoms made you before you get rid of tonsils? I had continuous tonsilitis
2.Did the doc made the decision or you? I was 18 so the...
Board: Birth Control 01-11-2011, 06:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,796
Posted By frankieswife
Re: birth control and emotional numbness

Birth control pills?-not sure what kind of bc you are on, but most birth control methods contain hormones, so they definitely mess with your moods. Since you just started them I would say to try to...
Board: Birth Control 01-07-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,892
Posted By frankieswife
Re: condom broke, sometime forget to take pills

Hi, anytime you miss pills you significantly increase your chances of getting pregnant. It is good that you guys use condoms as a backup method, but as you already know condoms break. if you have...
Board: Birth Control 01-07-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 38,586
Posted By frankieswife
Re: Double up on pills to stop breakthrough bleeding?

Don't do that. That would be taking double the hormones, which will not only make you feel nauseated but it will mess up your cycle even more because lets say you double up on pills for a month,...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 12-21-2010, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,429
Posted By frankieswife
Re: Dealing with Adult Tonsillectomy - hacking up weird tasting gloop?

It sounds like the scabs are coming loose to me. I had a tonsillectomy when I was 18 and went through the same terrible pain. I couldn't even talk for 2 weeks because it hurt too much to. The...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 12-13-2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,438
Posted By frankieswife
Re: my x-ray & mri reports--please read over for me

A lot of the wording is not important to your diagnosis, but I will explain it to you in the easiest words possible (medical language isn't the easiest to understand I know).

"findings: There is...
Board: Pregnancy-Teen 11-13-2010, 05:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,402
Posted By frankieswife
Re: stomach ache, vomiting, no diarrhea and viginal discharge

The day after sex (if that was the only time you guys had sex that is) would be wayyyy too early for her to begin experience symptoms of pregnancy like vomiting. The sperm would not have even...
Board: Pregnancy-Teen 11-13-2010, 05:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 7,473
Posted By frankieswife
Re: late period after first time

Stress can definitely cause your period to be irregular or late and it is also common for young women to have irregular periods like you said you have. It is actually rare for a young woman who is...
Board: Back Problems 11-06-2010, 06:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 667
Posted By frankieswife
Re: Numbness in leg

The numbness is most likely being caused by swelling in the area where you had the fusion done, therefore pressing on the nerve-which causes the numbness in your leg. I would contact your doctor...
Board: Women's Health 11-05-2010, 05:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,148
Posted By frankieswife
Re: Need A diagnosis.

Your doctor should be made aware (if he/she isn't already) of the fact that endometriosis is in your family history. There are simple causes of these problems as well. For the yeast infections, if...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 11-05-2010, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,766
Posted By frankieswife
Re: Knees

I am a Physical Therapist Assistant and I have patients that had double knee replacement surgery. The logic you have is correct if your doctor decides you are definitely a candidate for this surgery...
Board: Headaches & Migraines 11-05-2010, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,984
Posted By frankieswife
Re: Daily agony due to headaches!

Something you can use to also relieve the pain at home is putting a cold pack (with a paper towel or towel around it) on your head, your eyes or your neck if your pain radiates from there. It will...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 11-05-2010, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 12,873
Posted By frankieswife
Re: Doctor cut out my uvula without my permission!! HELP!!

I actually did not decide to sue because I was advised by an attorney that in order for it to be a viable lawsuit that I would have had to prove that the missing uvula was causing me to have a...
Board: Pregnancy-Teen 11-04-2010, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,366
Posted By frankieswife
Re: How likely is it that im pregnant?

Ok first things first, right now you have to take a pregnancy test and i know it's hard-but you have to calm down because stressing can absolutely delay your period which will make things even more...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 11-04-2010, 04:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,786
Posted By frankieswife
Re: Pregnancy and TKR

Hi, although I have not personally had a TKR, I am a Physical Therapist Assistant and I have several TKR patients everyday. The recovery time really tends to vary depending on the approach the...
Board: Acne 09-04-2010, 07:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,313
Posted By frankieswife
Re: what to do when glycolic acid burns the area around the eyes?

cetaphil cream-it is a moisturizer that you can buy at any walgreens/cvs/walmart type store. It will make it feel much better after you restore the moisture to your skin in that very sensitive area....
Board: Sexual Health - Women 08-13-2010, 08:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,764
Posted By frankieswife
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 08-13-2010, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,235
Posted By frankieswife
Re: salty taste and taste loss after adult tonsillectomy

I did not experience this after having my tonsillectomy when I was 18. I have read something about this before though. Some people experience taste loss or some sort of dysfunction in their taste...
Board: Hypochondria 08-13-2010, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,217
Posted By frankieswife
Re: Anxiety vs Hypochondria?

I would say that the hypochondria is triggering your anxiety. If you are constantly worrying about having different sicknesses/diseases etc then that would cause some degree of anxiety about...
Board: Pregnancy-Teen 08-11-2010, 07:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,456
Posted By frankieswife
Re: is it possible that i can get prengnat when ive just come off my peroid

It depends on how regular your ovulation cycle is. Normally, women who have regular 28day menstrual cycles will ovulate around 14 days after the first day their period begins. However, if you don't...
Board: Teen Health 08-05-2010, 02:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,787
Posted By frankieswife
Re: Period and leaking boob troubles!

Some women do bleed when they are pregnant. Some even have periods that are like normal throughout their pregnancy so they don't suspect they are pregnant. Have you taken a pregnancy test?
Board: Teen Health 08-05-2010, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 921
Posted By frankieswife
Re: heeeelp

All women get this, and the way you describe it sounds like it is perfectly normal discharge. This is your vagina's way of cleaning itself.
Board: Teen Health 08-05-2010, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 972
Posted By frankieswife
Re: Help plz

You may need to have your tonsils taken out. Usually a physician will suggest this if you have recurring tonsillitis or sore throats. The thing about your post that jumped out at me was that you...
Board: Teen Health 08-05-2010, 02:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,310
Posted By frankieswife
Re: First doctor visit

Generally a woman should go to the gyno for a pelvic exam when she becomes sexually active or when she turns 18, whichever comes first. I don't think a doctor can require you to do so, but it is...
Board: Sexual Health - Teens 08-05-2010, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 15,448
Posted By frankieswife
Re: Bleeding During Sex after the 2nd Time is this normal???

Sometimes during the 2nd time you have sex you will bleed, it is normal. It happened to me when I had sex for the 2nd time when I was your age too. Don't worry about it.
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 08-04-2010, 09:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 19,736
Posted By frankieswife
Re: Mucus after Tonsillectomy

The mucus is normal, I had that when I had my tonsils taken out (I was 18). If it hurts to swallow it then spitting it out is a good idea. I would call your doctor and let him know that you are...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 08-04-2010, 09:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 12,873
Posted By frankieswife
Re: Doctor cut out my uvula without my permission!! HELP!!

This happened to me too. I had my tonsils and adenoids removed when I was 18 and the surgeon told my mom that he had to "shave it down" because it was swelling up and blocking my airway...come to...
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